UWF Scholarships

May 2018 Judy Jurden and Celia Fry present Emily Kunz, Academic Endowed Scholar

National AAUW Awards – Unrelated to local Port Townsend branch, the national AAUW organization has a wide range of fellowships and grants for community projects and women pursuing research, certificates, or advanced degrees. Could someone you know be in next year’s class of AAUW fellows? Encourage them to apply now — deadlines begin November 1 – click here for info…

Local Scholarships – As part of its 2018 70th anniversary celebration, AAUW Port Townsend and its affiliate, the University Women’s Foundation of Jefferson County (UWF), are providing scholarships and awards totaling over $70,000 to 43 women and girls from East Jefferson County. The award-winning scholars include university, college, high school, and middle school students for the 2018/19 academic year. Read the news…

For the full story on 2018 scholarships and awards, please click here…

For photos and info about the 2017 scholarships, please click here…

Email us for information:  uwfscholarship@aauwpt.org
Mail to:
UWF Scholarship Committee
P.O. Box 644
Port Townsend WA 98368

Information and Criteria for Scholarships – Read below

Elmira K. Beyer Endowed Scholarship fund, allows up to $11,000 scholarships for completing at least one year of university study (AP and similar courses taken in high school do not count). Read more about Elmira Beyer. See Criteria for award

The Lisa T. Painter Endowed Scholarship is awarded to a woman who plans to study law, fine arts or health care disciplines. Read more about Lisa Painter. See Criteria for award

The UWF Environmental Scholarship is awarded to a woman who plans to study environmental science with an interest in climate change. See Criteria for award

Constance Anna Pash Scholarship, CAP, generously funded by AAUW PT member Virginia Thompson in honor of her mother. It is an endowed scholarship for students who are already in college pursuing STEM degrees with an emphasis on math. Read more about these generous women. See Criteria for award.

High School Scholarships are offered to seniors at Port Townsend, Chimacum and Quilcene High Schools. See Criteria and application form.

PLEASE NOTE that high school senior women wishing to apply for both a high school scholarship and the Lisa Painter or the Environmental Scholarship must submit TWO applications. In your application(s), please identify the scholarship(s) for which you wish to apply; do not submit more than one version of the application labelled “Endowed and related scholarships”. Your application(s) will be considered for all scholarships for which you appear to be eligible.

No person may win more than one UWF scholarship in any one year.

Finalists are notified in late March and may be asked to interview in early April. Winners are notified in late April and invited to attend the UWF Scholars Recognition Meeting in May.

Read about our prior winners